Writing is like…a tango dance.
Writing is tapping your feet to the beat of your heart, sultry notes pulsing under your skin, the flick of your wrist and the swish of your skirt. Backs rigid yet pliable, ready to yield, conform. Chin up straight, the angles sharp, focused.
And then the music begins.
Slow, languid…you take your time. Each word marked down is a burst of color, of life. Forming, twisting into patterns, step by step by step. Your shoulders tense, slightly arching, as the story unfolds.
Synchrony. Balance. Passion.
But! The rhythm moves sinuously, rising crescendo, as your characters fall in and out of love. Emotions raw like open wounds. You slide down your partner’s body, leg stretching behind you, a form of surrender.
Music pounding, thrumming inside your pores. You spin, you spin, you spin…. Words bleeding tears on white pages.
You dance. You write.
A.M. Supinger of Inner Owlet tagged me for this meme Writing Is NOT Like A Box of Chocolates. The goal is to come up with a metaphor–anything but chocolates–to answer the question, Writing is like…? I hope you enjoyed my own vision above.
The rules are simple:
>Come up with the metaphor.>Tag 3 people.
I’m tagging the following people:
1. Anita Howard of A Still and Quiet Madness because she writes beautifully, and I’m sure she’ll make us weep with her lovely metaphor and imagery. No pressure, Anita! Hehe.
2.Angela Cook of The Starving Novelist because she has just recently said goodbye to her first novel and is moving forward with a different vision. It’ll be wonderful to see her insight on what writing is like for her at this phase.
3. Carissa of My Inner Stillness because this girl is one of the most hardworking writers I know. Her passion and determination is incredible, and I keep wishing it will rub off on me if I keep hanging out with her. You rock, my friend.